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KDD 2013 - Welcome to Chicago

KDD 2013 - Welcome to Chicago

KDD 2013 will take place August 11-14, 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

KDD 2013

KDD 2013 will take place August 11-14, 2013 in Chicago, IL, USA

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) which will be held in

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2012 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Ying Li

2012 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Ying Li: 2012 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Dr. Ying Li is recognized for her substantial technical contributions to the practice and application of data mining and for her outstanding service to the global KDD community. Over the last fifteen years, Dr. Li has actively served the data mining community as a leader, contributor, and mentor to many colleagues and up and coming scientists. 

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2011 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Bharat Rao

2011 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Bharat Rao: 2011 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Dr. Rao is being recognized for his pioneering applications of data mining to develop healthcare products that reduce costs and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Rao and his group have developed and deployed data mining products that analyze millions of patient records, impacting major areas in healthcare. Dr. Rao has a long history of serving the data mining community. He has organized several workshops and conferences, including chairing KDD-2010, mentored several PhD students, and been a member of many editorial boards. 

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2010 SIGKDD Service Award: Prof. Osmar R. Zaïane

2010 SIGKDD Service Award: Prof. Osmar R. Zaïane: 2010 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Prof. Zaïane has a long history of serving the KDD community. In addition to his dedicated service to SIGKDD and its flagship conferences and workshops, he has served the wider KDD community in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. He has served as technical program co-chair, conference vice-chair, tutorials chair, technical program committee member, exhibits and demos chair, sponsorship chair, proceedings chair, registration chair, publicity chair, webmaster, and other volunteer positions. He currently serves on the steering committee of IEEE ICDM.

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2009 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Sunita Sarawagi

2009 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Sunita Sarawagi: 2009 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Dr. Sunita Sarawagi is well known for her work on information extraction and integration based on statistical learning techniques and multidimensional data analysis. She has contributed open source software for information extraction using Conditional Random Fields, duplication elimination using active learning, and a toolkit called ICube for mining multidimensional OLAP products.

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2007 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Robert Grossman

2007 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Robert Grossman: 2007 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Robert Grossman is recognized for his key role in the development of open and scalable architectures and standards for the SIGKDD and Global KDD Communities. Grossman was one of the Founders of the Data Mining Group in 1998, which develops the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML). He has been its Chair since it was started; and, during this time, it has released nine versions of PMML.  Grossman has a long history of serving the KDD community. He was the Industrial Track Co-Chair for KDD 2006, the General Chair of KDD 2005, the Sponsorship Chair for KDD 2000 and 2001, and the co-chair of the First and Second SIAM International Conferences on Data Mining.

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2006 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Won Kim

2006 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Won Kim: 2006 SIGKDD Service Award Runner-Up

Won was instrumental in creating SIGKDD in 1999. He served as Interim Chair till the first election, was elected in 2001 as the Chair and guided SIGKDD through the ACM organization as its membership grew to over 1,800. He was excellent at ensuring strong fiscal discipline for SIGKDD. He managed the annual KDD conferences such that each conference had a surplus while keeping the registration fee fixed at a low level since 1999 and maintaining high quality.

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2005 SIGKDD Service Award: The WEKA Team

2005 SIGKDD Service Award: The WEKA Team: 2005 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Weka is a landmark system in the history of the data mining and machine learning research communities, because it is the only toolkit that has gained such widespread adoption and survived for an extended period of time. The Weka team includes Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank, and the following major contributors: Remco R. Bouckaert, John G. Cleary, Sally Jo Cunningham, Andrew Donkin, Dale Fletcher, Steve Garner, Mark A. Hall, Geoffrey Holmes, Matt Humphrey, Lyn Hunt, Stuart Inglis, Ashraf M. Kibriya, Richard Kirkby, Brent Martin, Bob McQueen, Craig G. Nevill-Manning, Bernhard Pfahringer, Peter Reutemann, Gabi Schmidberger, Lloyd A. Smith, Tony C. Smith, Kai Ming Ting, Leonard E. Trigg, Yong Wang, Malcolm Ware, and Xin Xu.

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2004 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Xindong Wu

2004 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Xindong Wu: 2004 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

In addition to his significant service contributions, Dr. Xindong Wu is also very active and productive in data mining research and has an excellent track record of publications including eight books (author of two, co-author of one and co-ed of five) and numerous journal and conference papers in data mining.

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2003 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Usama M. Fayyad

2003 SIGKDD Service Award: Dr. Usama M. Fayyad: 2003 SIGKDD Service Award Winner

Dr. Fayyad is one of the pioneers in data mining research and one of the initiators of the KDD community as we know it today. In addition to his excellent research and development achievements in data mining and machine learning, he has actively served the KDD community since the days of the first KDD workshop at IJCAI-1989, and he plays a leading role in KDD community ever since.

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